With the 2nd overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers select…
We all know how that sentence begins, but how it ends is anyone’s guess. The Sixers have the opportunity to select one of the top basketball prospects in the 2010 class, and with many different directions they could go, I feel that a “Prospect Guide” is much needed. With that said, let’s start off with (considered by many) the draft’s top prospect, John Wall.
The Kentucky freshman quickly made an impact for the Wildcats in just one season, setting various records at the university, as well as leading them to a #1 seed in March Madness. Wall has drawn so much hype from NBA scouts because of his physical stature for a point guard (6’2”, 6-9 wingspan) and his ability to see the court, as well as being able to take it to the hoop to draw a foul.
- PPG: 16.6
- APG: 6.5
- SPG: 1.8
- FT%: 75.4
Strengths: Vision, versatility, energy, size, ability to get to the foul line, defense
Weaknesses: Mid- Range game, aggressiveness, shooting consistency
Since the Washington Wizards (who hold the #1 pick) are more then expected to draft Wall, there appears to be little to no hope that Wall could possibly land in Philly. However, we have seen strange things happen before, and you never know what the Wizards have planned. Now let’s just say that the Wizards DO NOT draft Wall first, and the Sixers end up drafting him at #2. Philadelphia would now have two young point guards, Wall and Jrue Holliday, which doesn’t seem bad but it wouldn’t address our need for a big man. Included in that mix would be Lou Williams, who could be the odd guy out if the Sixers somehow landed Wall. However, the Sixers would still be lacking any prominent big man down low, and would still be stuck in the same position as last year, except for the fact that they now have a stud point guard in John Wall.
The Sixer Sense’s Odds of Drafting John Wall – 2%
Although it would be awesome to see Wall in a Sixer uniform, it is VERY UNLIKELY that Wall would survive past the first pick.